The Honourable Patty Hajdu (pronounced “High-dew”) was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Thunder Bay–Superior North in the October 2015 general election, and was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve Canadians as Minister of Status of Women on November 4, 2015.
Patty has been building consensus on ways to improve the lives of people living Northwestern Ontario for more than 20 years.
She is well known and well respected within the community for her work on substance use issues, harm reduction, housing, and public health.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Patty was Executive Director of the Shelter House in Thunder Bay – an essential community resource providing the basic needs of life, dignity, and comfort to those in need.
Patty holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Lakehead University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria. As a Minister and Member of Parliament, Patty continues her professional and personal journey that has always included service to the community and social advocacy. This experience along with her compassion for others makes Patty uniquely qualified to address the challenges that women and girls face in Canada today.
You can read Patty Hajdu’s mandate letter for her role as the Minister of the Status of Women on her website: http://phajdu.liberal.ca/news-nouvelles/minister-of-status-of-women-mandate-letter/
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